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What did you do on your layout today? (N scale)

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JGSDF

Gold Job for the first day, hope you send new photos tomorrow.

Greetings to the ig Nippon gang.

JGSDF

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cteno4

Not really "my" layout, but we're currently setting up our annual large temporary layout again.

 

Cool! is the usual german gang coming? Is Kai coming? Have not heard from him in a long time.

 

I hope lots of trains and beer!

 

Jeff

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Suica

Actually I'm not sure if Kai's gonna be with us this time.

I hope lots of trains and beer!

 

You got it!

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Kabutoni

Trains and beer! Tomorrow the same here with a (now not so) secret internal T-Trak meeting somewhere in Kawasaki! ^^

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Kabutoni

More weathering today. Maybe tomorrow during the day I can pick up a Tomytec building kit I can assemble and put on the layout as a temporary placement on the right platform. Unfortunately this will be how the module will be put on display tomorrow, but it's a closed event anyway, so meh. :P

 

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And a view under the bridge. The weathering took off a lot of that plastic shine, which I think is awesome! Although I can get the attractiveness of that 'perfect look', I don't think that's what modelling a landscape is about. ;)

 

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maihama eki

 

And a view under the bridge. The weathering took off a lot of that plastic shine, which I think is awesome! Although I can get the attractiveness of that 'perfect look', I don't think that's what modelling a landscape is about. ;)

 

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I love this photo.

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serotta1972

Wow, that looks awesome!  We need some graffiti on that wall or is there no graffiti over there. :)

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railsquid

Wow, that looks awesome!  We need some graffiti on that wall or is there no graffiti over there. :)It

 

It is not entirely absent but so unusual as not to be worth modelling.

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Kabutoni

I love this photo.

 

Thank you :)

 

Wow, that looks awesome!  We need some graffiti on that wall or is there no graffiti over there. :)

It is not entirely absent but so unusual as not to be worth modelling.

 

Graffiti is very rare and usually consists of tags. More elaborate artwork is usually made with consent of the owner of the property as a commission. The only 'graffiti' here is more from an angry citizen who angrily scribbled "DON'T PARK HERE" on a wall somewhere. xD

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medusa

Again, painting insulators on new catenary poles white. Boring job but has to be done. Once started, you have to do it on all.

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bill937ca

After a break from modeling, I have been setting up a semi-permanent Unitram layout on a 36 x 24 cork bulletin board for the last couple of days. Added catenary pole bases and catenary poles tonight.

 

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Kabutoni

Not super much going on, but it's tremendous fun! :)

 

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Secret T-Trak meeting. :3

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medusa

While playing around with new viaduct support parts, I modded one of the viaduct catenary bases:

 

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On one of the "wide" catenary bases, I removed the plastic parts in the center hole for the S-joiner. Needed also to cut down a bit the lower edges of the protruding side bases. This way, it can be combined with two S-joiners and two supports for single viaduct side-by-side.

Even if two narrow pillars side-by-side look interesting too, it was not the main reason. I want to use it with one-sided (asymmetric) support in places where some ground track passes by an angle and does not have enough space with the standard double-viaduct supports.

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Wonderbolt

Found some legs I can use on my basebourd when I get it.

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medusa

Between my boxes I found an electric substation kit (Tomix 4023) I ordered lately... started some nice Sunday evening fiddeling on it:

 

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bill937ca

Reversed the direction of my short working loop (which just meant I turned the whole layout around).  Adding Tomytec vehicles to the layout.  Vending machines in front of buildings and at least one Maneki Neko are coming soon.

 

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tossedman

I finally got the shelf back on the wall with a 30" X 18" module on either end of the two 12" X 60" modules. There will be a loop at either end. I'm going to make the tracks the same distance from the edge as our T-Trak modules so we can use them to finally start running them. I'm going to start another build thread for this.

 

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I've got about 25 Sankei kits to build to flesh this thing out. It's going to take a while me thinks. I'm slow and easily distracted.

 

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Meanwhile, Noah's been back to it on his table. This layout's been torn out and replaced with a few others over time but he's come back to this one again.We'll see where it goes from here.

 

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Cheers eh,

 

Todd

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cteno4

Todd,

 

Great stuff, I think you win the most layout projects going on in one household!

 

Jeff

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tossedman

Yeah, there's a few. What! Squirrel!!!

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bill937ca

I've created a photo corner on the Unitram layout.  Removed an overhead pole for better camera angles and added enough large buildings to form a view block and create a little fantasy world.  Still lots of stuff to do on the little layout.  I tested the power yesterday and the inner loop works, but no power on the outer loop yet.  So trouble shooting later today which may require a bit of disassembly to access under track feeders.   :hmh:  :sad1:

 

I plan to add one or two of the larger Diotown buildings for this corner shortly.

 

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enodenlover

Thanks to an uncharacteristic ( at least for me ) burst of energy and enthusiasm, I've been able to get most of my little layout's scenery done over the last three days. The ground cover and gravel walking paths are in place on roughly three quarters of the surface and I'll probably finish the rest in the next day or two. Since about half of the layout is rice paddies I only need a half dozen or so small trees and I'll order those as soon as i can figure out what kind are appropriate for east-central Japan.

 

Bob

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bill937ca

Resolved power issues on the outer loop.  The under track power feed wasn't probably seated. Tested both tracks using a Kato Kumoha 12 50  on the inner track (but this car won't clear the tram stop once it is added) and a Modemo NT113 on the outer track.

Now there will be less work and more fun running.   :)

 

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enodenlover

I finally finished the ground cover on the layout and it looks pretty decent; also enlarged the gravel lot next to the bus terminal to make room for the Tomytec food stalls I just ordered. Tonight I'm attaching all the telephone and electric transmission poles.

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Suica

Not much. Just painted some pantograph details on some Shinkansen.

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I couldn't find any specification on which exact colour JR uses there but it seems RLM 04 / RAL 1004 was a good guess.

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